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    Manchester-Essex Woodlands

    Essex, Massachusetts

    Manchester-Essex Woodlands

    Manchester-Essex Woodlands Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "After taking a 0.15-mile boardwalk across a cedar swamp teeming with life, this hike explores granite hills, an old cart road, and bogs dense with bayberry, maples, and blueberries. Set out on the crushed-gravel road (Old School Road) heading southwest beyond a metal gate barring vehicle access.

    Crossing this spectacular long footbridge, you’ll see a rich array of birds, insects, and wildflowers. Close to the opposite bank, the boardwalk widens to include a lookout platform. Below that are steps to a dock at water level. After enjoying the view, and perhaps stopping to apply some bug spray, continue west to the boardwalk’s end."

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    Trail Information

    Essex
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    Trail Guides

    60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston - 2nd Edition

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    Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    4.75
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Easy
    Skill Level
    2.5-3 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Wild Flowers
    Features
    Manchester–Essex Conservation Trust, mect.org 978-890-7153
    Local Contacts
    A map is posted at a kiosk at the parking area. You can also get one from the Manchester–Essex Conservation Trust, mect.org
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